Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Essay by Alicia Carroll Duvall

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
A look at the symptoms, diagnosis and treatments for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
# 114494 | 1,786 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published by on Jun 10, 2009 in Psychology (Disorders)

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The paper explains the symptoms and diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and then discusses the treatments that involve stimulants, non-stimulants and behavioral therapy. The paper also looks at the latest research on ADHD and concludes with a summary of the interventions necessary for this disorder.

ADHD Symptoms and Diagnosis
Treatment Methods
Behavioral Therapy
Genetic and Brain Studies

From the Paper:

"ADHD causes significant psychosocial dysfunction and severely affects academic performance of the child. The condition requires continuous monitoring and treatment, as the symptoms tend to persist well into adulthood. As several research studies indicate, a combined treatment model involving medications and behavioral therapy is the most effective method for improving symptoms and effective management of the disorder. The new developments in brain research and in particular studies of the functional MRI images have shed new light into our understanding of the pathology of ADHD. The development in genetic science has also furthered our understanding of the genetic susceptibility of ADHD."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Aaron Levin (2006), 'ADHD Research Spreads Throughout the Brain", Psychiatric News, Volume 41, Number 12, page 25, American Psychiatric Association.
  • Stephen V Farrone & Saijad A Khan, (2006) 'Candidate Gene Studies of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder', Clin Psychiatry. Suppl 8 :13-20 16961425
  • Esther Sobanski MD, Michael Schredl, PhD, Nina Ketller, MD & Barbara Alm, MD , 'Sleep in Adults with ADHD before and during treatment with methylphenidate: A Controlled Polysomnographic Study' Sleep , Vol 31, issue 3, pg 375-381
  • Lisa Johnson, (Feb 2005), ' What is the most Effective Treatment for ADHD in Children', Journal of Family Practice
  • CDC, "Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder", Available at, Oct 6th 2008

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